Posts Tagged ‘video’

Geeks Get Respect

KRISTIAN LIN AND COLE WILLIAMS
“At Southern Methodist University, you can now major in video games. Finally, a degree more useless than political science.” – Jay Leno


I Taped an Alien

KRISTIAN LIN
If The Fourth Kind had come out next spring, we could have dismissed it as a Johnny-come-lately rip-off of Paranormal Activity. Coming out now, this alien-abduction flick will likely receive a fairer hearing because writer-dire...



Captain Kitty

STEVE STEWARD
Film can be a transformative experience. After all, if not for pulp serials, George Lucas might have ended up as a hot-rod mechanic. In the case of twentysomething local filmmaker Aron Cho, also known as Captain Kitty, comic bo...


Willie Gets Silly

Jeff Prince
Willie Nelson rarely lowers his guard this far to his fans: This just-released YouTube video of the classic “Shoeshine Man” reveals the nuttiest side to his personality I’ve ever seen. I hope I’m having this muc...



Monkey Wrench

Kristian Lin
The animated kids’ movie out this week, Space Chimps, is being released simultaneously with a tied-in video game.


Glove the Blood

Vampire-boxers, vampires, and non-Hollywood folk duke it out in The Butterfly Connection’s new show.
Stage
Give theatergoers a knotty plot to unravel, new ideas to understand, complex issues to mull over, and chances are they’ll enjoy the mental work involved.



High Score

Scott Kurtz has done the seemingly impossible: achieve 10 successful years in the webcomic biz.
Books
Few people make it in the world of online comics. Few people probably even know that online comics exist.


Big Art, Little Art

Big Ticket
It’s too early in the year for the local museums to be launching major exhibits, but some of them are giving us new stuff to look at all the same.



Oh, the Horror!

Why Fort Worth filmmakers are focused on vampires and zombies instead of neurotic urban singles.
Kristian Lin
The footage we see is in grainy black and white. A heavy-set man in a shirt and tie is getting a lapdance from a stripper when she’s murdered in mid-gyration.


Mario Imbroglio

The arcade fire starts over a Donkey Kong controversy in this enjoyable documentary.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I called No End in Sight the best documentary so far this year.